its the main city in Prahova County.Oil has been refined in Ploiesti since 1857
, accouting for Romania's ranking as first in Europe ans sixth in the world in
oil production between WWI and WWII.In 1936 Romania produced 8.7 million tons
of oil.Sadly , since the mid-1970s Ploiesti's oilfields have rapidly declined.
|Ploiesti is noted for its Clock Museum
(Muzeul Ceasului) , housed in a 19th-century building on str.Nicolae Simache.Numerous
types of clocks ,including an 18th-century rococo Austrian clock that belonged
to the Wallachian prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza are displayed ; open 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday to Sunday.
John's Cathedral dating from 1810
|Close by at str. Dr. Bagdasar
8 is Europe's only Museum of Oil (Muzeul National al Petrolului).Travellers interested
in war history or coins shouldn't miss the History & Archeology Museum ( Muzeul
de Istorie si Arheologie; 1865) .
central park on Piata Victoriei , there is a memorial to the victims of the 1989
revolution.The Culture Palace ( Palatul Culturii) , at the northern end of the
square , houses a dull Biology Museum ( Muzeul de Biologie Umana) and the Art